IPM Information

Pathology Information:

Species Name: Botryosphaeria sp. Ces & De Not.

Category:

Symptoms:
Death of new shoots on pine

Biology:
It forms airborne spores from black pycnidia. The conidia germinates on wounded susceptible tree to cause infection

Control methods:
Use of resistant less susceptible varieties. balanced nitrogen and potassium in soils and lower plant density in the field.

Growth stage: Mature tree

Disease name: Diplodia tip blight

Synonym: Botryosphaeria sp. Ces & De Not.

Host name: Pinus radiata

Host common name: Radiate pine

Affected part: Leaves